Burst main floods Lower Hutt street

AQUATIC VEHICLE: cars push through a flooded street in Lower Hutt after a water main burst.
AQUATIC VEHICLE: cars push through a flooded street in Lower Hutt after a water main burst.

A water main has burst in Lower Hutt this evening, transforming a section of a busy street into a small lake.

Motorists then drove through the flooded part of Cambridge Terrace, causing water to flow into several neighbours front yards.

Local residents said no-one showed up to fix the problem for a hour.

It was first reported at about 4:30pm.

One man had just got home from work and said "holy damn, I've got a swimming pool outside my house".

Hutt City Council contractors have arrived on the scene to fix the water main.

The Dominion Post